The 34th Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival is on again this year from June 19 to 21 on the sacred grounds at Ang-Gnarra, 15km south of the small town of Laura, deep in the heart of Cape York Peninsula.
The bi-annual “cultural festival” is nationally and internationally known for the many diverse languages, songs, dance and stories presented by Indigenous clan groups from communities across the Cape York region of Northern Australia.
This year’s festival theme is YIMBALA: Uniting the Cape Through Corroboree.
It’s all about tracking back to the grass roots beginning with a Welcome to Country and an invitation from traditional owners to all clan groups and visitors to the sacred ground.
This year the Festival is going right back to the grass roots, with all events being judged by the Elders. People will experience non-stop cultural dancing, yarning circles for men and women.
Black Star Radio is proud to be an official sponsor of the Laura Festival, including providing the prize for the Cape York Arts & Crafts exhibition.
Black Star Radio broadcasters and co-ordinators will be there, to let people know more about the network that broadcasts in the communities across the Cape. Come and meet the Black Star team for a “yarn”and we’ll walk you through how a modern effecient remote radio network keeps people informed and entertained. And also lots of material and giveways for the kids.
While at the festival people can tune into Black Star Star to get the latest news, weather and sports, all day and all night, and also after the festival relax and listen to a footy game.
Black Star Radio – if it’s happening in the Cape, Black Star is there.